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Bulldogs want video ref Clark punished

By Steve Jancetic 18/05/2009 05:30:56 PM Comments (0)

The Bulldogs have moved on from Friday night's no-try fiasco but coach Kevin Moore is adamant someone should pay for robbing the NRL ladder-leaders of two competition points.

Three days of reflection did little to quell Moore's anger over video referee Steve Clark's decision to deny Jamal Idris a match-winning try in the 20-18 loss to St George Illawarra.

With the Bulldogs having already been stripped of two points earlier in the season for a interchange breach, Moore said it was now someone else's turn to cop the penalty for making an error.

"I just think there was a consequence for our (indiscretion) and we accepted that consequence," Moore said after training on Monday.

"I just hope that there's a consequence for the people that made this decision."

Despite referees coach Robert Finch's refusal to comment, it is widely believed Clark will be stood down from officiating this weekend.

Finch and his crew of referees reviewed the decision - where Greg Eastwood was ruled to have impeded Dragons five-eighth Jamie Soward in the build-up to the try - as part of their normal Monday morning program.

Finch re-affirmed his stance that the last-minute try should have stood, a position backed by the other referees.

"The majority of the video committee would have given it a try," Finch said.

"I'm still comfortable (that it was a try), very comfortable."

Moore said it was important the players put the lost points behind them ahead of a gruelling schedule which includes games against Melbourne in Gosford this weekend and then away against Newcastle and Brisbane.

"You move on, rugby league's all about plenty of ups and plenty of down," Moore said.

"We're disappointed with what happened there but we've got a game to prepare for.

"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, so hopefully the blokes are really determined to put it behind them and come up with a really strong performance this week."

Despite the fact they didn't pick up the two points, veteran halfback Brett Kimmorley is looking back on the game like a win.

"It seemed like the wrong decision, we unfortunately don't get the two points back but I think we can just take out of it that we did win the game," he said.

"We played really well, the fact that we beat the Dragons at Kogarah when we were probably almost gone is just confidence for us moving forward.

"We need to take the fact that were hard done by and look forward to this week."

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